By Beck Pascal

12th May, 2022 | 9:45pm

How Everton can be mathematically safe from relegation this weekend

Everton can be mathematically safe from Premier League relegation as soon as the end of the weekend should their relegation rivals’ results go their way. 

Frank Lampard’s side welcomes already safe Brentford to Goodison Park on Sunday [May 15] where they will look to put more distance between them, Burnley and Leeds. 

As it stands, the Blues sit two points clear of the pair in 16th with three games still to play. 

However, if the Toffees beat the Bees this weekend and Leeds fail to beat Brighton – they will be safe from dropping down to the Championship next season. 

A draw against Brentford and Leeds losing wouldn’t guarantee safety but it would be a strong likelihood with Jesse Marsch’s side boasting a -38 goal difference. Of course, if the Merseysiders lose on the weekend – it is all still to play for until the end of the season. 

Crucial. 

It would be great if Everton could secure Premier League safety with two games left to play.

Not so long ago they looked down and out with a seriously tough run of fixtures ahead of them as they sat in the relegation zone. 

Lampard and the players have done an excellent job of turning things around. Key wins at home against Manchester United and Chelsea have given the squad a huge lift and they have – most importantly – built on that momentum, something they have failed to do at all this season. 

The fans deserve so much credit. They have put all of the toxic energy that was ruining the club this season to bed and has simply got behind the team – at long last.

There is still a lot to do but the Blues look to be safe and what a relief that is. Hopefully, this will be the closest the Toffees get to relegation, ever.

In other Everton news, Martin Keown says that Everton must respond to a “tremendous body blow” in their “phenomenal” relegation war.

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